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Aterian raises £1m, announces newly granted prospects
10th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Aterian has been granted two substantial exploration projects, as well as several new exploration licences adjacent to existing projects in Morocco. In total, ten new licences have... 

Bolivia eyes lithium mining investment from Brazil's Petrobras
10th August 2023 By: Reuters

 Brazil's state-run oil giant Petrobras has signaled interest in possibly investing in Bolivia's lithium-rich salt flats with an eye toward industrial-scale projects, the country's top energy... 

IGO sinks more cash into Cosmos and Kwinana
9th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Clean metals company IGO will spend some A$338-million on the Cosmos nickel project, in Western Australia, as it works to bring the project into operation. Cosmos was acquired by IGO as part of... 

Atlantic Lithium are targeting delivering Ghana’s first lithium mine
Drilling results show high-grade mineralisation at Ewoyaa
8th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Africa-focused lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium says ongoing drilling assay results have confirmed the presence of high-grade infill and extension intersections at the... 

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Patriot's Quebec lithium discovery offers downstream hub potential
8th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Corvette lithium discovery, in Quebec, had the potential to support a ‘substantial number’ of downstream chemical plants, ASX-listed Patriot Battery Metals said on Tuesday. Speaking on the... 

Ghana approves green minerals policy to develop lithium industry
7th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Ghana approved a green-minerals policy to help manage the exploitation and production of lithium, a step toward tapping into the multibillion-dollar global industry. The cabinet approved the policy... 

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Liontown and Sumitomo investigate downstream options
7th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Liontown Resources on Monday announced a joint study with Japanese major Sumitomo into the development of a lithium supply chain between Australia and Japan. The agreement will... 

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Pilbara grows lithium resource at Pilgangoora
7th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals has reported a 109-million tonne increase to its mineral resource estimate following its 2023 drill programme. At the Diggers & Dealers conference, Pilbara announced... 

MinRes signs up for Lithium Australia tech
7th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Lithium Australia has struck a joint development agreement with fellow-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) for the development of the LieNA disruptive lithium extraction technology. Under... 

Global eyes DSO operation at Manna
7th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Global Lithium is considering a direct shipping ore (DSO) option at its Manna lithium project, in Western Australia, ahead of the start of spodumene concentrate production. Speaking... 

DMIRS approves plans at Faraday
4th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has conditionally approved ASX-listed Widgie Nickel’s mining proposal for its Faraday lithium deposit. The approval was subject to... 

Albemarle boosts profit forecast on surging lithium demand, shares jump
3rd August 2023 By: Reuters

Albemarle, the world's largest producer of lithium, raised its 2023 profit forecast on Wednesday after reporting better-than-expected quarterly results, and it shares jumped as the company cited... 

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Liontown advances DSO strategy
3rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Liontown Resources will move ahead with a direct shipping ore (DSO) strategy at its Kathleen Valley project, in Western Australia, in order to generate early cashflow. The... 

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Sayona marks first shipment from NAL
2nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Sayona Mining has delivered its first shipment of some 20 500 t of spodumene concentrate from the North American Lithium (NAL) joint venture (JV) operation, in Québec. The first... 

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Pilbara takes downstream FID
2nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals has announced a final investment decision on the mid-stream demonstration plant at the Pilgangoora operation. The joint venture (JV) with Calix is expected to... 

Aterian subsidiary, Rio form JV to advance Rwanda lithium project
Aterian subsidiary, Rio form JV to advance Rwanda lithium project
1st August 2023

Kinunga Mining, a subsidiary of exploration and development company Aterian, has signed a definitive earn-in investment and joint venture (JV) agreement with diversified miner Rio Tinto. The... 

Lithium Americas shareholders approve company split
1st August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The shareholders of Toronto- and New York-listed Lithium Americas (LAC) on Monday voted in favour of the separation of the company into Lithium Americas (Argentina) and a new Lithium Americas Corp... 

Albemarle invests C$109m in Patriot Battery Metals
Albemarle invests C$109m in Patriot Battery Metals
1st August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Vancouver-based hardrock lithium explorer Patriot Battery Metals on Tuesday announced a strategic investment of C$109-million by US lithium major Albemarle. Albemarle will subscribe for... 

Pricetag placed on Primobius refining hub
1st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An engineering cost study (ECS) for the hydrometallurgical refinery (hub) section of a fully integrated lithium battery recycling plant, has estimated capital cost of €274-million. ASX- and... 

The Corvette project in Quebec
Corvette's CV5 hosts significant lithium pegmatite resource – Patriot
31st July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Lithium exploration company Patriot Battery Metals on Monday announced a maiden mineral resource estimate for the CV5 deposit at Corvette, in Quebec, establishing it as the biggest lithium... 

Albemarle ends early contract deal with Chile supervisors union
31st July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Albemarle, the world's top lithium producer, said on Friday it had closed an early collective bargaining agreement with its union of supervisors at its three locations in Chile. "This important... 

IGO reports stellar June quarter
IGO reports stellar June quarter
31st July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals producer IGO has marked another record quarter of results in the three months to June, with nickel production up 14% quarter-on-quarter and spodumene production up 11% in the same... 

India house amends mining rules to open lithium to private firms
28th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

India’s lower house of parliament approved changes to the country’s mining rules to boost exploration, including allowing private miners to search for some critical minerals like lithium. The main... 

Arizona Lithium hoping to raise A$10m
28th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Arizona Lithium will raise A$10-million in a share placement to advance work at its Prairie lithium project in the US. The company will undertake a two tranche share placement to... 

Piedmont awarded last permit for Tennessee
Piedmont awarded last permit for Tennessee
28th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Piedmont Lithium has received the final permit to advance the construction of its Tennessee lithium project, in the US. The ASX and Nasdaq-listed company on Friday said that the... 

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Aus could miss critical minerals opportunities - BHP
28th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major BHP has warned that Australia could miss its opportunity to capitalise on the global demand for critical minerals, if it was unable to compete for global investment capital. Speaking... 

Eramet says it secured $400m lithium deal with Glencore
27th July 2023 By: Reuters

Eramet said on Wednesday that it had signed earlier this month a $400-million deal with commodities group Glencore to jointly market some 50 000 metric tons of lithium produced on its Argentina... 

Critical Resources raises cash
27th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Critical Resources will raise A$10.2-million to fund exploration work at its Mavis Lake lithium project in Ontario. The company on Thursday said that an initial A$7.9-million will be... 

Allkem closes the year strongly
27th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Allkem has reported a stellar year of production with its Olaroz lithium facility, in Argentina, and its Mt Cattlin operation, in Western Australia, both finishing strongly. The... 

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Australia to add to critical minerals list
27th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has launched consultations with industry members and stakeholders to update Australia’s critical minerals list. An updated critical minerals list was made a priority with... 

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